## News tagged with mathematical model

### Model maps out molecular roots of learning and memory formation

A team of researchers has built a mathematical model that describes the molecular events associated with the beginning stage of learning and memory formation in the human brain.

Sep 07, 2016
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### More effective medication for HIV and MDR-TB

Patients with both HIV and multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) can now receive better-balanced medication. This may shorten the treatment duration for MDR-TB and reduce the many side effects associated with current ...

Sep 05, 2016
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### A math model may predict time to relapse after prostate cancer surgery

A mathematical model that uses four consecutive prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test results from a patient who had prostate cancer surgery can predict the time it might take for the disease to relapse, and this can help ...

Sep 02, 2016
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### Lung disease costs set to rise to GBP2.5bn per year, experts project

The cost of treating a smoking-related chronic lung disease will exceed more than £2.3 billion per year in England - and £200 million in Scotland - by 2030, research suggests.

Sep 01, 2016
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## Mathematical model

A mathematical model uses mathematical language to describe a system. Mathematical models are used not only in the natural sciences and engineering disciplines (such as physics, biology, earth science, meteorology, and engineering) but also in the social sciences (such as economics, psychology, sociology and political science); physicists, engineers, computer scientists, and economists use mathematical models most extensively. The process of developing a mathematical model is termed 'mathematical modelling' (also modeling).

Eykhoff (1974) defined a mathematical model as 'a representation of the essential aspects of an existing system (or a system to be constructed) which presents knowledge of that system in usable form'.

Mathematical models can take many forms, including but not limited to dynamical systems, statistical models, differential equations, or game theoretic models. These and other types of models can overlap, with a given model involving a variety of abstract structures.

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